PLAYER PROFILE

Ruahei Demant

First Five-Eight

KEY STATS
UPDATED
AGE
29
HEIGHT
170CM
GAMES
35
POINTS
99
TRIES
9
CONV
24
PEN
2
Black Ferns Next match
Australia Women V2 Primary
Australia Women
VS
BLACK FERNS Pos WEB
Black Ferns

BIOGRAPHY

Black Fern #196

Ruahei Demant has overcome more setbacks than most to achieve her rugby goals. The first five-eighths endured no less than three knee reconstructions after her 2013 debut for the Auckland Storm. But she bounced back to crack the Black Ferns for the first time in 2018, following in the footsteps of younger sister Kiritapu, who wore the black jersey in 2015.

In 2019, she was accorded the honour of playing for the UK Barbarians team against Wales in Cardiff.

Demant’s time management skills are also finely honed as, along with her training and match commitments for her College Rifles club, the Storm and the Black Ferns, she is a fully qualified lawyer.

In 2022, she was named as captain for the Pacific Four Series in New Zealand and led the Black Ferns to Rugby World Cup glory in the same year. In 2023 Demant alongside Black Ferns Co-Captain Kennedy Simon were named as Members of the New Zealand Order of Merit.

Player Stats

Province:
Auckland

Test Debut:
v Australia, 2018

Super Club:
Blues

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